Longtime Alaskan and Kenai resident Janet L. Brown died Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Our House II in Soldotna. She was 78.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Brown was born Sept. 12, 1931 in Ashland, Wis. She graduated from Northland College in Ashland with a Bachelor's Degree in Education.
Janet, her husband, and three children moved to Alaska in 1963. After teaching in Manley Hot Springs, Metlakatla, Anchorage and Cordova, they settled in Kenai, where she taught second and fifth grades. She later retired from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.
She served on the Friends of the Library Board, was a Kenai Library volunteer and was also on the Central Peninsula General Hospital Board. She enjoyed knitting and reading.
"Mom was an avid reader and loved books. She enjoyed sharing books with friends and family. She was also a huge Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs fan.
"The fall season was Mom's favorite time of year when she and dad would hunt, pick berries and mushrooms.
"Mom moved into Our House II and received excellent care and support from their staff," her family said.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Brown, daughter, Mary Brown, parents, John and Elsie Faliski and her brother Thomas Faliski.
She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Lewis Brown of Orting, Wash., and Shawn and Maureen Brown of Kenai; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Steve Tressler of Kenai; grandchildren, Melissa Lundahl and husband, Richard, Amanda Griffin and husband, Undray, Matthew Brown and wife, Rosee, and Michael Brown; and great-grandchildren, Marissa Griffin and Richie Lundahl.
Donations may be made to the Kenai Community Library.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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